No one steals our clients---We give them away.

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Real Estate Agent with RETIRED 200305001

"No one steals our clients, we give them away". This was advice given to me years ago by a business man I knew. I still forget that some times.

I work in an area where we do NOT use Buyer Agreement contracts. The very few I have lost over the past 10 years were because I gave them away.

I forgot to get back to them or got too busy and just did not perform, or perhaps did not send enough mail to them. When I lose one, this quote always comes back to me.Fortunately for me its not often, but it still stings.

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Rob Shepherd -  ABR, GRI, REALTORS® for Florence Oregon Real Estate
Expert in helping those buy or sell Florence Oregon property and retire in Oregon. Call me anytime or visit my website for local listings and information on Florence Oregon.
Email: mr.listit@gmail.com 541-991-0607

Comments (7)

Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Rob. You are very smart about this and I agree with you 100%. You can't lose what you never had. Suggested.

Jan 07, 2014 11:15 PM
Cindy Westfall
Premiere Property Group,LLC Portland Metro & Suburbs Oregon - Tualatin, OR
ABR,GRI Your Tualatin & Portland Metro Real Estate

Hi Rob, There are times when customers can just expect something that just is not viable for us at that time to give them. In those cases, for whatever reason they go to someone that can give them what they're needing. We can't always be that person. What a great way to look at it!

Jan 08, 2014 02:18 AM
Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
Lets shake things up at your home today!

Rob, the person that gave you that advice is very wise.  I agree, we give customers away, no one steals them.  Someone should tell that to my co-workers.

Jan 08, 2014 04:15 AM
Rob D. Shepherd
RETIRED - Florence, OR
RETIRED

Sheila: Thanks for stopping by!

Cindy: Agreed!

Roger: I can tell them for ya!

Jan 08, 2014 04:29 AM
Terri Poehler
Realtor - Coral Springs, FL
Coral Springs Real Estate Agent

Rob, I hate that saying because it's true! Thanks for posting.

Jan 08, 2014 07:49 AM
Rob D. Shepherd
RETIRED - Florence, OR
RETIRED

Terri:  Me Too.

Jan 08, 2014 10:44 AM
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

sometimes it's hard to compete with a pushy talkative listing agent who won't shut up and dominates the conversation with your buyer clients in their native language, and then invites them out for dinner

Jan 09, 2014 08:59 AM